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BracketBot – Sardanaphalus[edit]

User:A930913, User:Dru_of_Id, User:Legoktm, User:Bgwhite

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Comment/question: Could BracketBot insert an extra newline before the heading of the message it adds to a user's talkpage, please?
Thank you for a useful aid.

Sardanaphalus (talk) 10:08, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

ReferenceBot – SusunW[edit]

User:A930913

Page: American Indian boarding schools Diff: The ISBN I used from the book was 978-0-8061-1458-4 https://books.google.com.mx/books?id=HiP-sWiqYL4C&lpg=PP1&pg=PR4#v=onepage&q&f=false which matches what is printed. I checked in ISBN search and it comes up negative, so I searched Amazon and found a different ISBN http://www.amazon.com/Oklahoma-History-Centuries-Arrell-Gibson/dp/0806117583 which cleared the page error Comment/question: Don't know if reference will be used again, but the printed reference in the book is what I originally input. Is there a way to program Wikipedia to point the 978-0-8061-1458-4 to the correct number 978-0806117584 if someone inputs it, like I did, from the Google site? SusunW (talk) 01:04, 31 January 2015 (UTC) SusunW (talk) 01:04, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

@SusunW: So the book misprinted its own ISBN? While technically it might be possible to add a list of ISBN "redirects", I rather doubt it's common enough an occurrence to justify the huge effort, which would probably include significant changes to the Mediawiki software, not just to templates or other user-designed content. (Out of curiosity, did you check a physical copy of the book, or did you rely on Google Books' digitalization? My trust in the accuracy of scanning was recently shaken, and I'm not sure I'd consider a pattern matching error during digitalization less likely than a misprint in the physical book.) Anyway, I'll leave a note at Wikipedia talk:ISBN, but I don't really expect any positive results.
A930913, what I'm much more concerned about is that apparently the edit that caused the ISBN error was [1] while SusunW was notified about the earlier diff [2]. Huon (talk) 13:42, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks anyway. At least we got the right one on the file. I would never have known it was printed wrong in the book. And no, I have no access actual to English language books here in Mexico, only web versions. SusunW (talk) 15:46, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

QPQ check[edit]

Hello, I noticed you created a beta version of this tool six months ago to replace the one Scottywong previously maintained over on toolserver. The tool works as it should: searching user talk pages for DYK banners and returning a list. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work with usernames containing spaces - Wikipedia talk:Did you know#Fix the tools?. Could you tweak the code to rectify this? Fuebaey (talk) 18:51, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svg Fixed by Betacommand. See [3] for a direct link to the tool to check a user. Soap 17:23, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you ever so much for the quick response. Works fine now. Fuebaey (talk) 23:40, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Any chance of enhancing BracketBot to catch broken headers?[edit]

Example. Or perhaps another bot already handles this/could handle it? Swpbtalk 15:33, 23 February 2015 (UTC)